Emory International Law Review


Mark Weaver


On July 8, 2013, the United States and the European Union launched talks for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a proposed international investment agreement that would create the world's largest free trade area and cover almost half of the entire global economic output. Even with a recognized public backlash, U.S. and EU leaders have publicly stated their intention of including investor-state dispute settlement provisions in the finalized TTIP and future international investment agreements, including any future multilateral agreement on investment. Mark Weaver provides original analysis on specific provisions regarding each of the issues the U.S. Model text, as well as the EU Draft text and corresponding negotiating directive address, create. This Comment seeks to prescribe reconciliation between the U.S. and EU texts and finds that reconciliation is possible on all ISDS provisions of the proposed TTIP.